What’s Really Better to Lose Weight, A Big Breakfast or a Big Dinner?

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For the past decade, there actually has been some debate from health professionals as to whether a big breakfast will really help you lose weight and a big dinner will make you gain weight because your metabolism slows down at night. Long has it been pushed that breakfast should be the most important meal of the day in contrast to accepted orders of society and culture.

Is the case of breakfast being the most important meal also the case to help lose weight?

In many studies on breakfast being the important and large meal of the day, the supposed formula for effective weight loss is eating an average of 1,400 calories daily; 50 percent of the calories should be consumed at breakfast, 36 percent at lunch, and 14 percent at dinner. On average, those who followed this formula lost around 19 pounds and around 3.3 inches from their waistlines.

However, some argue that even if a big breakfast is consumed by dieters, this definitely leaves them feeling full longer going to lunch and thus, they can consciously avoid junk food or sugary snacks. Those who eat a light breakfast and light lunch, on the other hand, will still avoid junk snacks during the day in order to stay on the diet to lose weight. At the end of the day, to stave off those ravenous feelings endured during the day, a big dinner is partaken of, though low-calorie items are the menu. The strong argument against the big dinner issue is that the body’s metabolism slows down when we go to bed, so a lot of fats are stored in the body as excess.

Proponents of the big dinner argue that a big dinner can still be big and still be healthy because you can dump it full of vegetables and fruits while keeping the other foods at bay. Also, many disagree with the metabolism slowing down at night because even if the body does slow down while sleeping, digestion will continue. So, what’s the final verdict? It actually depends on the body’s natural biological process and what it’s been used to. What works with one person may not work for another.


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